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2015 In Memoriam: Musicians We Lost This Year

The music world said goodbye to B.B. King, Lemmy Kilmister, Allen Toussaint, Scott Weiland and many other legends

Obit 2015; Scott Weiland; In Memory

Singer Scott Weiland poses for a portrait at his home studio in Burbank, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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This year, the world of music lost some its brightest lights: Lemmy Kilmister, Allen Toussaint, Ben E. King, Scott Weiland and many more. Blues titan B.B. King was 89; up-and-coming rapper Capo was just 22. But no matter how many years they spent on this planet, all 54 of these artists — singers and songwriters, players and producers — left behind their music. This is a remembrance of their lives and legacies.

Stevie Wright

Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications Mandatory Credit: Photo by Steve Brennan/Newspix/REX/Shutterstock (5502359a) Stevie Wright, formerly lead singer with the band 'The Easybeats' Stevie Wright, Australia - 31 Feb 1989

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Stevie Wright

Stephen "Stevie" Wright, best known for fronting the Easybeats, the Australian group behind 1966 hit "Friday on My Mind," died on December 27th of an undisclosed cause. He was 68.

Yams, A$AP

BRONX, NEW YORK - JANUARY 8: Rapper and founding member of rap collective A$AP Mob, Steven Rodriguez aka A$AP Yams, is photographed near his office in the Bronx for the New York Times on January 8, 2013. PUBLISHED IMAGE (Photo by Chad Batka/Getty Images)

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A$AP Yams

The founder of the popular hip-hop collective A$AP Mob died on January 18th, falling victim to an accidental drug overdose. He was 26.

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